How to motivate your employees to be more productive in the workplace? If you’re an employer, manager or a supervisor, motivating your subordinates is necessary as keeping your company, organization or department in the right track. To ensure that productivity is met inside the organization, employers should become good business leaders, managers should inspire their subordinates with great leadership, and supervisors should learn to manage and accomplish a common goal. The following tips will guide you on how to make your employees not just motivated and productive, but also happy and grateful.
Motivate yourself to motivate them
Most managers fail to inspire their people because they simple don’t have so much care in motivating them. They plan, they think, they recall, but they don’t care about their plans, their thoughts and their reminders. They may also either not paying attention on the motivation of their workers or they have already surrendered doing such after a couple of attempts. Motivating people is a difficult task and requires a lot of hard work, patience and discipline. That is why if you want to succeed in encouraging your people to make them more productive, you first need to motivate yourself to consistently do those tough works until you reach success.
Be in the right place
You should give your employees the right amount of presence and the right amount of absence. Don’t be too far away from them and too near from them. In other words, always be on their side if they need you and always give them space when they want to be alone. Being with them when they need you shows constant care and gives them extra strength and courage they need when they are dealing with the hard times. On the other positive side, trust and confidence are shown and given to your employees when you provide them enough space and independence. In both cases, workers become more productive because of the extra hand they need when you reach them appropriately and because of the extra space you give when workplace seems to be to narrow and crowded.
Be the best of yourself
This will sum up it all. If you want to influence your employees to accomplish a common goal, you should be the best of yourself. But how can you do that? First, you need to overcome the worst of yourself. You should defeat your greed, pride, hatred, impatience, imprudence, indolence and selfishness. You should be the manager or leader who is generous, humble, gentle, patient, prudent, diligent, firm and selfless. Generosity will lead you to provide your workers with benefits that will make them happy. Your humility will put harmony in your workplace. Your gentleness will give your employees care and comfort. Your prudence will assure the future of your entire organization. Your diligence will ensure that your organization will keep on growing. Your firmness will prove that you are true to your words and policies. Lastly, your selflessness will confirm that you are reliable and abundant of things they need.
You cannot motivate your employees to become more productive if you can’t even motivate yourself to become a more productive manager or leader. The rule of ethic reciprocity applies here… “do unto others what you want them to do to you”. Most managers cannot define what exactly a “productive employee” is. Does it only mean an employee is productive when he can finish more tasks and contribute more revenue and profit to the business? That’s a partial and incomplete definition of a productive employee. Service and labor are the products given by employees to employers. On the other hand, compensation (e.g., salaries, bonus, professional development, personal growth, recognition, etc.) are the products that are supposed to be given by employers to employees. Did you get what I meant? A productive employee is one that accomplishes more tasks, contributes more profit, and has earned for himself more employee benefits, both monetary and non-monetary. If you desire to make your employees more productive, desire to make the whole organization more productive.